ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TOCHUKWU GERALD IJEOMAH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Lagos, College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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" A world brimming with innovation and infrastructure in all sectors is a dream I am yet to be awoken from. As a member of the Millennium Fellowship, I hope to push for this dream to become a reality while learning from and impacting everyone I meet along this journey. These skills and knowledge I wish to imbibe and impact from and on the fellows of the Millennium Fellowship will aid my plan on making a difference in the youth of my community and the world at large directing them towards the actualisation of the sustainable goals "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Rerin

"Rerin” is a Yoruba (one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria that inhabits south-western part of Nigeria) word meaning ‘to smile or laugh’

Project Rerin is a Millennium Fellowship project that seeks to increase more awareness of mental health to the public. Our aim is that by the end of this project, more people have a better understanding of mental illness and there is a significant reduction in the stigma attached to it. We also aim to create more awareness of the treatability of the illness.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tochukwu Ijeomah is a young aspiring advocate and final year medical student at the college of medicine, university of Lagos. From Abia, born and bred in the city of Lagos and an intra-national adventurer, Tochukwu can be said to be a man of many cultures. Growing up in an enabling environment has allowed Tochukwu be "strong for the weak", assisting those in need as often as he can in whatever way possible. This core value of his drive him to pursue a career in hospitality and service. Tochukwu has been involved in several medical outreaches and philanthropic visits to hospitals,hospices, orphanages and prisons across Lagos, Ogun, Enugu and Anambra states. Tochukwu envisions a world where people can truly work effectively with a full belly and a well fed mind by contributing time and energy to the actualisation of the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.